W.B. Yeats—the indifferent beak

T.S. Eliot—an easy tool, deferential, glad to be of use

Jonathan Swift—an immodest proposal

Wallace Stevens—pale Ramon

Ezra Pound—the antenna of the age

Emily Dickinson—a narrow fellow in the grass

e.e. cummings—bulge and nuzzle

Percy Shelley—the unacknowledged legislator